Manuel Badenes

Manuel Badenes
Personal information
Full name Manuel Badenes Calduch
Date of birth (1928-11-30)30 November 1928
Place of birth Castellón, Spain
Date of death 26 November 2007(2007-11-26) (aged 78)
Place of death Castellón, Spain
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1947 Castellón 11 (4)
1947–1950 Barcelona 14 (6)
1949–1950Zaragoza (loan) 24 (23)
1950–1956 Valencia 97 (90)
1956–1958 Valladolid 59 (35)
1958–1960 Sporting Gijón 21 (4)
1960–1961 Castellón 24 (11)
1961–1962 Oliva
National team
1955 Spain B 2 (8)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Badenes and the second or maternal family name is Calduch.

Manuel Badenes Calduch (30 November 1928 – 26 November 2007) was a Spanish footballer, who played as a forward for clubs such as FC Barcelona and Valencia CF.


Badenes started his career at CD Castellón. His first season at the club saw him score four goals in ten games which resulted in a move to Barcelona. He spent two season at the club, winning two La Liga titles before moving to Valencia. He scored 90 goals in 97 games at Valencia before moving to Real Valladolid, where he won the Pichichi trophy awarded to the top scorer in La Liga in 1958.

Club statistics

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Spain League
1946–47CastellónLa Liga114
Total 114
1947–48FC BarcelonaLa Liga136
Total 146
1950–51Valencia CFLa Liga2120
Total 9790
1956–57ValladolidLa Liga3016
Total 5935
1958–59Sporting de GijónLa Liga214
Total 214
Total Spain 202139


FC Barcelona
Valencia CF
Real Valladolid
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
ArgentinaSpain Alfredo di Stéfano
Pichichi Trophy
Succeeded by
ArgentinaSpain Alfredo di Stéfano
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